Burnout in Primary Care: Assessing and Addressing It in Your Practice
Resource: Burnout in Primary Care (PDF, 1.5 MB, 16 pages)
Burnout is a serious and growing problem in primary care practices. Burnout can increase worker turnover and reduce quality of care, leading to lower patient satisfaction and patient safety as well as higher costs of care. This resource provides guidance for primary care administrators, leaders, and clinicians to address this issue, including:
- Information about burnout and the importance of taking an organizational approach.
- Tools practices can use for assessing burnout.
- Strategies practices can tailor to prevent and reduce staff burnout and increase well-being.
- Additional resources for understanding and preventing burnout among healthcare providers.
Institution of origin: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Author(s): Gerteis J, Booker C, Brach C, and De La Mare J.
Acknowledgements: Prepared under contract with Abt Associates.
Publication date: March 2023